SPORTS

Serevi To Flying Fijians: Stay Strong, Critics Made Me Stronger

He told the players on Wednesday at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium that after the narrow loss they were going to be subjected to all sorts of criticism.
27 Sep 2019 14:00
Serevi To Flying Fijians: Stay Strong, Critics Made Me Stronger
Rugby 7s maestro Waisele Serevi and the Flying Fijians in Japan

Beat Georgia, beat Wales and forget about the other games, were the words of sevens maestro Waisale Serevi as he spoke to the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians players after their 27-30 loss to Uruguay.

He told the players on Wednesday at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium that after the narrow loss they were going to be subjected to all sorts of criticism.

“I also faced this during my playing days but I don’t reply to it,” Serevi told the players.

“Criticism is good because what some of them are saying is going to help me become better. It made me work harder, stay focused and all that has been said only gave me the urge to play well.”

Serevi who was travelling with the Russian team during the Rugby World Cup decided to stay back in Kamaishi to watch the Flying Fijians clash against Uruguay. He is the Russian 7s head coach.

“After the game, I told naita Seta (Tawake) that I would have stayed back if we had won, but then probably another reason was for me to help support the boys after the loss,” he said.


Serevi said he was grateful to the Flying Fijians management for allowing him to speak to the players as some of them were on their own while others were listening to music. He reminded the players that they have another game and another opportunity to prove themselves

“Everything you want to do right now, do it against Georgia, which is eight days away. Don’t wait for six months. We can beat Georgia, we can beat Wales and forget about the other games. So stay strong.”

Serevi reminded the players about their families who are always there when they return.

“Give your all for them,” Serevi added.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedbackleonec@fijisun.com.fj

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: